11 23 20 Cation Exchange Capacity
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Farm4Profit Podcast
Farm4Profit Podcast
Tanner Winterhof, David Whitaker, Corey Hillebo
Will the US and China Play Nice Together?
US and Global (China) Economies, Inside and Outside of Agriculture Dr. Wendong Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University since August 2015. His research seeks to better understand U.S. farmland market, agricultural water conservation, and Chinese agriculture. Dr. Zhang is also affiliated with Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), where he co-founded the new ISU China Ag center jointly with Dr. Dermot Hayes in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in 2017. Dr. Zhang is the leading researcher of the Iowa Land Value Survey, the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, as well as the Iowa Lakes Survey. He also serves as the Academic Vice President for ASFMRA Iowa Chapter and leads the annual ISU Soil Management and Land Valuation (SMLV) Conference. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics from the Ohio State University in July 2015, and he also hold a BSc in Environmental Science from Fudan University in China. Let’s jump right into it! * United States net farm income – how has it compared year over year? * Is this gain larger or lesser than average? * How are the US export markets compared to last year and historically * Grain Exports * Meat Exports * Other Exports * What does the US – China Trade relationship look like now? * Did President Trump hurt or help? * Did China honor their obligations? * Were the tariff’s “Effective” * What are your predictions for the next term (2021-2022)? * What does trade policy look like under the next administration? * Will it be a priority? * Will tariff’s stay? * Will we given in to pressure from others? * In your opinion is China an indispensable trading partner for the US? * For AG products? * What products in general? * Is there something the current administration should do in a trade agreement to make this work better in the future? * Will it ever be more balanced? * How is China’s economy? * Do we really know? * Continued individual wealth – more protein consumption? * Growing Middle Class? * What does it look like in the near future? * Agriculture * Livestock – Swine * Stock piles – dwindling or growing? * Transportation * High Speed Rail * What are China’s trade targets or focuses now? * Are they looking for formal alliances? * Are they targeting new partners? * Which of the two economic power houses are currently sitting in a better position? China or US * Why? All industries? * Where is the advantage * Agriculture * Manufacturing * Technology * What is your prediction on where is the US AG Economy headed? * How does this compare to where have we come from? * Anything else you’d like our audience to know? * What, in your opinion, are the most common traits amongst the most successful farmers you have observed? * Summary * Challenge * Closing * Remind the listener to leave a comment if this episode brought them value. Ask them you like, leave a review where they listen, and share with their friends. They can always send topic ideas to farm4profitllc@gmail.com
1 hr 9 min
Agriculture Today
Agriculture Today
Kansas State University
Wheat forage trial for grazing cattle; commercial cow-calf record keeping
* @KSUwheat shares wheat variety forage trial results for grazing cattle * Commercial cow-calf herd record keeping tips * Ag news * Fleas in prairie dog colonies 00:01:29 – Wheat Variety Forage Trial Results: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reports on the findings from his latest wheat variety forage production trial, which he conducts each fall. This information is useful to cattle producers who graze calves or cow herds on wheat pasture in the fall and winter. 00:12:51 – Cow-Calf Record Keeping: K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson discusses principles of good record-keeping for the commercial cow-calf herd. She goes over the kinds of recorded information that's of value to the producer, and talks about useful tools from K-State and elsewhere for this purpose. 00:24:17 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headline; K-State horticulturist Cheryl Boyer previews a special kick-off webinar for a new project, which will investigate the impact of the pandemic on food and agricultural systems. That webinar takes place this Thursday, and all agricultural stakeholders are invited to participate; and Milk Lines with K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk. 00:32:42 – Fleas in Prairie Dog Colonies: On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee covers a new study of prairie ecosystem disruptions caused by flea infestations in prairie dog colonies. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.
41 min
Off-Farm Income
Off-Farm Income
Matt Brechwald
OFI 978: What Do You Really Have To Offer?
Those of you who do not live in the Western States are probably not familiar with the photo I used as the featured image for this episode of the Off-Farm Income Podcast.  That is a photo of the Les Schwab Tire Center that is located in my hometown of Kuna, Idaho, and I have them up there for a reason. Les Schwab Tires is the epitome of a company that knows how to provide customer service.  I took this photo on a Saturday afternoon when I had gone there for assistance.  Earlier that day I was feeding cattle in our creek bottom on our side by side, and I ran over a small log with a broken branch sticking straight up.  Somehow, I managed to puncture my tire with a piece of broken wood and take with me as I finished feeding.  Thankfully, it stayed in there or I would have been instantly flat because the hole was so large. When I finished feeding that morning I took the wheel off of the Ranger and threw it in the back of the truck.  Later that day I headed into town, to Les Schwab.  When I pulled into the parking lot I knew that I didn't need to walk into the lobby.  Within minutes one of the technicians came running out to my pickup, asked me what the problem was and hauled the wheel into the shop.  About ten minutes later he brought the wheel back out. The tire was patched and inflated, and there was no charge and no need to go into the lobby.  All with a smile on his face. As if that were not enough, Les Schwab is always the #1 supporter of 4H and FFA exhibiters at our county fair, every year.  I shudder to think of what would happen to prices for fair projects if every Les Schwab store manager was not sitting in the stands, buying about 50% of the animals at our fair auction.  Their support of our young people can't even hope to be matched, and that is just at our one fair.  There are hundreds of county fairs all across Les Schwab's territory in which they do the same thing. Les Schwab is the only tire store in Kuna.  Yes, people here can drive into larger towns that are nearby to get tires, but if they choose to stay in Kuna they only have one choice.  This doesn't matter to Les Schwab.  They provide outstanding customer service regardless of a lack of competition in our town.  They do this because they understand what they are really selling.  Yes, they are selling tires, brakes, alignments, wheels, etc., but they are wise enough really know what their product is and to be the best at it.  I will admit, I don't even shop tires anymore.  For Autumm's car, my pickup, the tractor or the side by side, we go straight to Les Schwab, no questions asked. Contrast this experience to one I had at a very large grocery chain just a few weeks ago.  I had stopped into this grocery store to purchase a couple of things.  This particular store has checkers and courtesy clerks, and it also has automated check out stations where you can do it all yourself. There was nobody in line at one of the check out stations that people were working at, so I took my products to them.  There was a young lady, about 20 years old ringing up the items, and a courtesy clerk about the same age standing there.  They were engrossed in a conversation about some social activity they had both been involved with.  Neither of them greeted me or said one word to me.  The checker simply ran my items in front of the laser reader and slid them to the courtesy clerk who kind of pulled them all together in a stack on the other end of the counter.  There were only about four items.  Their conversation continued this entire time, as if I was not there. I paid for the items with a credit card, and I took care of that part of the transaction completely by myself, following the instructions on the screen of the device.  When the transaction was completed, one of them finally spoke to me.  The courtesy clerk said, "are you going to want a bag for this?" I couldn't help it.  I asked them both if they no longer greeted customers.  They looked shocked,
32 min
Soil Sense
Soil Sense
NDSU Extension
DIRT Workshop Roundup: Strip Tillage, Cover Crops, Relay Crops, and Grazing
This is our final episode of season three. What a great season it has been! To close out season three, we wanted to bring you a highlight reel from the recent DIRT workshop. However, with two full days of material and dozens of experts weighing in on a variety of topics - there was no way to condense things down to a 30 minute Soil Sense episode. So instead, I chose to pull clips from four different individuals, each of which weighed in on a different panel during the DIRT Workshop. Today’s guests were chosen not only for great information and stories, but also because they have not yet been featured on this podcast.You’ll hear from Steven Schuster, a farmer in Minto, North Dakota, talking about strip tillage, then will hear from Stefan Gailans, who is with the Practical Farmers of Iowa talking about cover crops, then Russ Gesch from USDA ARS based out of Morris, MN who shared about relay cropping, and will finish today’s episode with rancher Jerry Doan from McKenzie, ND who describes some of this practices grazing cover crops. “It’s not necessarily about getting the highest yield. It’s about having the most profit from the yield that you are getting, and controlling risk.” - Steven Schuster “A living cover crop is still standing up. Those row units can move through that a little better, so that they don’t plug. They can cut through the cover crop in the soil, get good depth control, and cover up that furrow again.” - Stefan Gailans (on planting soybeans green) “We call these winter oilseed ‘cash cover crops’, because we’re wanting to harvest them to tap into new markets, but also getting those environmental benefits of using it as a cover crop.” - Russ Gesch, Ph.D. (on relay cropping camelina/soybean) “When I was growing up, it was wheat and summer fallow, and half of that soil is in South Dakota because that’s where it blew to back in those days. And I didn’t know if we could bring those soils back...and we’ve been really impressed by how we ARE bringing those back.” - Jerry Doan This Week on Soil Sense: * Steven Schuster, farmer from Minto, ND talks about strip tillage * Stefan Gailans, research and field crops director for the Practical Farmers of Iowa talks about cover crops * Russ Gesch, Ph.D., research plant physiologist with USDA ARS in Morris, MN on relay cropping camelina * Jerry Doan, rancher from McKenzie, ND on grazing cover crops Connect with Soil Sense: * _Soil Sense Initiative _ Soil Sense Podcast is hosted by _Tim Hammerich_ of the _Future of Agriculture Podcast_.
28 min
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